A postdoctoral position at Emory University is available immediately on an NIH-funded project investigating bacterial antibiotic-resistance ribosomal RNA methyltransferases. We use interdisciplinary approaches including structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology to address molecular mechanistic questions related to the activities of these antibiotic resistance determinants from both drug-producing and human pathogenic bacteria. The position is part of an on-going collaborative project between the groups of Drs. Graeme L. Conn and Christine M. Dunham, both located in the Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta GA, USA. For more information on this project and recent publications please see:
The Emory Department of Biochemistry has state-of-the-art shared facilities for crystallization and in-house X-ray data collection as well as providing regular synchrotron beamtime at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) through our membership of SER-CAT. Outstanding facilities for complementary biophysical approaches (e.g. HDX-MS, ITC, SPR, etc) are also available through the Emory integrated core facilities. Additionally, both labs have been at the forefront of developing the infrastructure for high-resolution single particle cryo-EM on the Emory campus (from 2017) which will be applicable to this project. We are also part of the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center (ARC; see http://www.antibiotics.emory.edu/) which provides a diverse and intellectually stimulating environment for research and practice related to all aspects of bacterial antibiotic resistance.
Interested applicants should have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology or structural biology, and, ideally, experience in X-ray crystallography and/ or high-resolution single particle cryo-EM. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
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